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Author Pattillo, Mary E.

Title Black on the block : the politics of race and class in the city / Mary Pattillo
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 388 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Introduction -- 4432 Berkeley -- The Black bourgeoisie meets the truly disadvantaged -- White power, Black brokers -- Remedies to "educational malpractice" -- The case against public housing -- The case for public housing -- Avenging violence with violence -- Conclusion
Summary In Black on the Block, Mary Pattilloa Newsweek Woman of the 21st Centuryuses the historic rise, alarming fall, and equally dramatic renewal of Chicago's North KenwoodOakland neighborhood to explore the politics of race and class in contemporary urban America. There was a time when North KenwoodOakland was plagued by gangs, drugs, violence, and the font of poverty from which they sprang. But in the late 1980s, activists rose up to tackle the social problems that had plagued the area for decades. Black on the Block tells the remarkable story of how these residents laid the groundwork for a r
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-370) and index
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Subject African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social conditions.
Community life -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Gentrification -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Social classes -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Race relations.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions.
North Kenwood (Chicago, Ill.) -- Race relations.
North Kenwood (Chicago, Ill.) -- Social conditions.
Oakland (Chicago, Ill.) -- Race relations.
Oakland (Chicago, Ill.) -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Internet resources.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006017518
ISBN 0226649334 (electronic bk.)
9780226649337 (electronic bk.)